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Acts of courage come in all shapes and sizes.

In the tumultuous New Orleans of 1960, thirteen-year-old Louise Collins finds her world turned upside down when a stranger from the North arrives at her mother's boarding-house. Louise's mother spends her mornings at the local elementary school with a group of women known as the Cheerleaders, who harass the school's first black student, six-year-old Ruby Bridges, as she enters the building. One day a Chevy Bel Air with a New York license plate pulls up, and out steps Morgan Miller, a man whose mysterious past is eclipsed by his intellect and open-manner—qualities that enchant mother and daughter alike. For the first time, Louise feels as if someone cares what she thinks, even if she doesn't know what she believes. But when the reason for Morgan's visit is called into question, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself will change.

About the Author

Robert Sharenow is the vice president of nonfiction and alternative programming at A&E Network. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters. My Mother the Cheerleaderis his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061148972
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Subject:
Family - General
Author:
Sharenow, Rob
Author:
Sharenow, Robert
Author:
by Robert Sharenow
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Publication Date:
20070501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.24x5.82x1.08 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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